We all know that the Premier League is now a global enterprise and the players are drawn from all corners of the world writes Dom Howson a Football Writer for Yorkshire Live.
Many Championship clubs have increasingly shopped in the international markets too and Huddersfield Town, under David Wagner's leadership, made a series of astute signings.
Let’s not forget how European Huddersfield’s 2017 play-off winning team were. Apart from the loanee Welshman Danny Ward in goal they only had two Englishman, Tommy Smith and Jonathan Hogg, as regulars; loanees Kasey Palmer and Izzy Brown were supplemented by occasional Martin Cranie appearances but otherwise all the regular places were taken by foreigners.
If we were trying to select an all-time wholly foreign Huddersfield Town team then Wagner would be the obvious choice as manager although it would be tempting to think that Jan Siewert couldn’t go wrong with this squad at his disposal.
Up front Town would be spoilt for choice though it would be difficult to look beyond Clyde Wijnhard (Suriname) or the Bermudian Nahki Wells. Unless, that is, you fancied the refined polish of Pawel Abbott, the hit and miss uncertainty that epitomized the Jamaican Theo Robinson, the wholehearted endeavor of Laurent Depoitre or Benin international Steve Mounie.
Howson is quoted as saying, “Certain that I will have forgotten someone vital but to get discussion going this is my starting 11:”
Goalkeeper: Jonas Lossl
Defence: Chris Lowe, Christopher Schindler, Michael Hefele, Kevin Sharp
Midfield: Phil Billing, Dean Gorre, Aaron Mooy
Forwards: Nahki Wells, Rajiv van La Parra, Steve Mounie